PhD Scholarship available in Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering (CGSE), The University of Newcastle, Australia.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PhD studentship, to investigate physico-chemical interactions in natural soft soils. The multifaceted research project will combine high quality in situ and laboratory testing with numerical modeling using a 3D fully-coupled Finite Element code capable of performing coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) analysis in geological media.
We are seeking for highly motivated candidates interested in doing high quality research-based postgraduate studies. Suitable applicants will have a Civil Engineering background, preferably with an MSc in Geomechanics. Candidates should have relevant experience in experimental testing and/or numerical modeling.
The scholarship stipend will depend on the merit of the candidate, and will be in the range of AUD 30,000 – 35,000 p.a. (tax free) for three years. The scholarship is sponsored by the University of Newcastle (UoN) via Early Career Researcher (ECR) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarships Program.
Please submit expressions of interest along with a copy of your CV to Dr. Jubert Pineda (email: email@example.com), who can supply further information.
Closing date for applications: 10 January 2017
The scholarship is available to commence in March 2017.